Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Quote by William Congreve
William Congreve Quotes
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very...
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict...
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according...
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness,...
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to...
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the...
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a...
Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of...
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:...
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds
'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education...
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.